Letter to editor of the Quincy Patriot

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dc.contributor.author Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Quincy, Massachusetts en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-16T15:48:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-16T15:48:17Z
dc.date.created September 21, 1838 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-02-16T15:48:17Z
dc.identifier.other GL0038_001 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0038_002 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0038_003 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0038_004 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0038 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62436
dc.description In 1837, Adams began to send reports on Congressional affairs to a local newspaper, the Quincy Patriot. In this letter dated September 21, 1838, he refers to a duel in which a pro-slavery Kentucky member of Congress, William Graves, killed a Maine Representative, Jonathan Cilley. After the incident took place, Adams persuaded Congress to pass a law outlawing dueling in the District of Columbia. The letter also discusses petitions made concerning the right to petition and its suppression through the "gag rule," abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia and the slave trade in the U.S., Adams' opposition to the admission of Texas, a condemnation of the "fraudulent" Treaty of New Echota which removed the Cherokee Indians. Original letter has liquid stains on each page. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights.uri http://www.freedomcenter.org/about-us/contact-us/ en_US
dc.subject Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Correspondence en_US
dc.subject Petition, Right of -- United States en_US
dc.subject Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States en_US
dc.subject Cherokee Indians -- Treaties en_US
dc.subject Dueling -- United States en_US
dc.subject Texas -- Annexation to the United States. en_US
dc.title Letter to editor of the Quincy Patriot en_US
dc.type Autograph letter signed en_US
dc.publisher.digital National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.contributor.repository Gilder Lehrman Collection at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.repository.place Cincinnati, Ohio en_US
dc.rights.permissions World en_US

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